JOHOR BAHRU – Investigations into the death of a tahfiz (religious school) student here in April are still ongoing so long as the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) has not arrived at a decision.
Newly-appointed CID chief SAC Azman Ayob said the decision to close the case was subject to the DPP’s recommendations.
“We are now waiting for the post-mortem report. After that, we will take it to the DPP to seek his advice,” he told a press conference here today, following his appointment.
He took over the post from Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat in a ceremony witnessed by Johor police chief Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd.
In a press statement released yesterday, the health ministry said the results of the post-mortem found that the death of Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Ghaddafi, 11, was caused by rat urine disease and not due to trauma or injuries as had been spread on social media.
The ministry also concluded that other contributory factors were necrosis of the skin and microthrombi formation in the blood vessels which resulted in a change in skin colour and failure of the organs to function.
Mohamad Thaqif died at the Sultan Ismail Hospital here on April 26 before an operation to amputate his right hand could be carried out as it was infected after he was allegedly beaten by an assistant warden.
Earlier, the victim’s legs had to be amputated for the same reason. – BERNAMA